John.Laninga

John.Laninga

Lives in United States USA, TX, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.laninga.com
Joined on Nov 1, 1999

John.Laninga's recent activity

  • I just completed a trip to the west coast of Canada (including the Banff area), a place with lots of shooting opportunity. I took my APS-C with 18-135mm lens for exactly the same reasons as you ...
  • Created discussion thread Pentax 15mm vs. 35mm
    Just for fun, I compared my DA15mm to my recently bought "plastic fantastic". Not bad for a cheap lens! (posted on an old blog site because DPR requires Adobe Flash and my android tablet doesn't ...
  • Created discussion thread XS-1 continues to shine
    Decided to leave all the DSLR stuff at home and once again use only the XS-1 for a trip to visit the Benedictine Abby in New Mexico. The XS-1 continues to be an excellent travel camera despite ...
  • I did use P mode with Auto program line, which is my standard U1 setting.  I usually have U2 set for fast action, using Sport program line and higher ISO's.  However, I had changed my U2 for the ...
  • Created discussion thread Steam train (K3ii, 5 img)
    I know there are train enthusiasts in the UK so thought I would add a few from this side of the pond. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad running between ...
  • Created discussion thread Checking the scenery (2 img, K3ii)
    Went up to Overlook Pass in Colorado, elevation 11,600ft.  The sky is so blue at this altitude!  Two images, using K3ii with 18-135mm, shot RAW, processed and resized in Capture One. Looking down ...
  • Created discussion thread Lens for Perseid Meteor shower
    I'm in a perfect area (Chimney Rock, CO) to observe and photograph the Perseid Meteor shower. I plan to go tomorrow, night of the 12th. I will use my K3ii and tripod, question is, what lens? The ...
  • One of the things I like about my K3ii is the dual card slots.  I keep a high speed 64G card in slot 1, and an old EyeFi 16G card in slot 2.  My camera is set to record RAW on S1 and M size JPEG ...
  • Created discussion thread Sony RX10M3 and geotagging
    Since I use my camera to document my travels, I really like to use geotagging.  On my Pentax, it is built in, as it was in my old Sony a55.  On my previous cameras (Panasonic, Olympus) you could ...
  • Created discussion thread Need ice? (4 img - K3ii)
    Just completed a great trip to Alaska and I found the glaciers in Glacier Bay fascinating. Weather was cloudy, wet and cold. So I thought I would post a few here, all taken with my K3ii and the ...
  • Created discussion thread Finally happy with my K3ii
    Photography has been my hobby for over 60 years (yes, I'm that old).  I've always spent (and sometimes wasted) money on the latest gear, because I'm a techie geek.  For the last decade or so I ...
  • I have 2 backpacks and both have D rings on the front straps.  I use Op/Tech quick snaps to attach the camera to these D rings and take the weight off of my shoulder.  Works perfectly. And when I ...
  • Could be.  But at f5.6, that lens is wide open and I would have had to up the ISO a fair bit.  I have some similar shots (without the clown getting butted) at F8.0 and the ISO is up to 1600.
  • He was being attended to by medical personnel.   He did walk a bit after being thrown but I'm sure he is hurting today.  Not a good way to get a thrill.
  • Created discussion thread Caught on a horny subject (K3ii, 1 img)
    Playing with my K3ii and DA 150-300mm WR lens.  I'm sure glad I was in the stands, and not in front of that bull! Taken at the Westcliffe, CO 70th Annual Rodeo. He will be very sore tomorrow....
  • Created discussion thread The old X-S1 isn't dead yet
    I reported a while back that my X-S1 had died but I guess that wasn't the case. After checking it again, it came on OK and so I took it when I went for an hike at high altitude (about 12,000 feet ...
  • I'm currently in Colorado and will be in New Mexico shortly. I carry a K3ii with 15mm Ltd., FA 31mm f1.8 , 18-135mm zoom, and 55-300mm zoom. The long zoom is not needed because summer haze etc. ...
  • Thanks, Tony.  Somewhere while I was trying different things I had changed the Image Finishing Tone to Cross Processing.  I'll set it back and try again but that sure looks like what it was. Of ...
  • FWIW, these results were the same with 3 lenses: 18-135mm, DA15mm F4 Ltd, and FA31mm f1.9. Later today I will try again, but at a lower altitude.
  • Created discussion thread Color me confused (RAW/JPEG, K3ii)
    I took some pictures on top of Cottonwood Pass, Elev. 12,500ft.  All setting were at neutral, WB was set to Auto.  Images were saved RAW and JPEG.  But when I looked at the pictures all the JPEGs ...
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